then the best of the luck finding a better deal elsewhere. I'll save you the suspense - you won't be able to.
You're right; I won't be able to (but that is only because I live too far from the exchange) but there are better deals out there for people close enough (BE's 24Mbps ADSL2+ product, which runs pretty much flat-out 24/7, without slowing down to a tenth of the maximum speed during peak times, and it's cheaper than £25.60 a month).
Like I said, though, you need to live pretty close to the exchange.
One lucky friend has an 18Mbps sync (on BE) and gets about 15Mbps throughput available 24/7.
If I had a 20Mbps sync with BE, I wouldn't be changing to Infinity, because it's quite clear that during waking hours a 20Mbps BE ADSL2+ connection will be faster than a 40Mbps BT Infinity connection (and will probably have a lower ping figure, given some of the 52ms speed tests posted on here from Infinity customers).
I'm going with Infinity, which has an 18 month contract period (so obviously BT need to force their customers to stay, rather than giving such a good product they'd never want to leave anyway) because I think that's about how long it will take BE to get even close to a roll-out.
As for the people who say you can't use bit torrent on Infinity; maybe their definition of "can't use" actually is "runs at one tenth of the maximum speed".
What you appear to be saying (and I get it that you're a fan of BT - nothing wrong with that) is it's worth going for Infinity and paying a premium price simply because the service speeds up by the time you get to 11pm.
As for a "better deal"; some may have the opinion that paying more, say around £40 instead of £28 (I say £28 because BT's web-site gives the clear impression the £25.60 package is for people who already have BT internet) for a product which doesn't slow down to a tenth of the maximum speed, may actually be a better deal.
"Value for money" and "better deal" don't automatically mean "cheapest", I learnt that from a very early age (unlike most British people, who think "value" and "better deal" are just other ways of saying "cheap" - we are, after all, a country which bought into the "Amstrad" version of hi-fi ).
Let's face it, we don't seem to get many non-Infinity FTTC users on here stating their peak time download speed is half that of ADSL1
, and most of those non-Infinity FTTC users are paying £30 to £50 a month.
Fortunately I don't touch torrents with a ten foot pole, so if that's all which slows down on Infinity, I won't be affected.
ADSL2+ with BE
DL Sync around 4.8Mbps
UL Sync 1088kbps
DG834GT with DGTeam firmware
Edited by adebov (Sun 07-Aug-11 00:18:51)